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VictoryChart is a wrapper component that renders a given set of children on an x-y axes. VictoryChart reconciles the domain for all its children, controls the layout of the chart, and coordinates animations and shared events. If no children are provided, VictoryChart will render a set of empty default axes.

VictoryChart works with: VictoryArea, VictoryAxis, VictoryBar, VictoryCandlestick, VictoryErrorBar, VictoryGroup, VictoryLine, VictoryScatter, VictoryStack, VictoryVoronoi, and VictoryVoronoiTooltip.



VictoryChart works with any combination of the following children: VictoryArea, VictoryAxis, VictoryBar, VictoryCandlestick, VictoryErrorBar, VictoryGroup, VictoryLine, VictoryScatter, VictoryStack, VictoryVoronoi, and VictoryVoronoiTooltip. Children supplied to VictoryChart will be cloned and rendered with new props so that all children share common props such as domain and scale.


The style prop defines the style of chart container. The width, height, and padding should be specified via props as they determine relative layout for components in VictoryChart.

note: When a component is rendered as a child of another Victory component, or within a custom <svg> element with standalone={false} parent styles will be applied to the enclosing <g> tag. Many styles that can be applied to a parent <svg> will not be expressed when applied to a <g>.

examples: style={{ parent: {border: "1px solid #ccc"} }}

default (provided by default theme): See grayscale theme for more detail


The theme prop specifies a theme to use for determining styles and layout properties for a component. Any styles or props defined in theme may be overwritten by props specified on the component instance. VictoryChart will set the theme prop on all of its children. By default, components use a grayscale theme. Read more about themes here.

default: theme={VictoryTheme.grayscale}

width and height

The width and height props determine the width and height of the containing <svg>. By default Victory components render responsive containers with the viewBox attribute set to viewBox="0, 0, width, height" and width="100%, height="auto. In responsive containers, the width and height props affect the aspect ratio of the rendered component, while the absolute width and height are determined by the container. To render a static container, pass responsive={false} to the containerComponent like containerComponent={<VictoryContainer responsive={false}/>}, or set standalone={false} and render the resulting <g> tag in your own <svg> container. VictoryChart controls the width and height props of its children.

default (provided by default theme): width={450} height={300}


The padding prop specifies the amount of padding in number of pixels between the edge of the chart and any rendered child components. This prop can be given as a number or as an object with padding specified for top, bottom, left and right. As with width and height, the absolute padding will depend on whether the component is rendered in a responsive container. VictoryChart controls the padding prop of its children.

examples: padding={{top: 20, bottom: 60}} or padding={40}

default (provided by default theme): padding={50}


The standalone props specifies whether the component should be rendered in a independent <svg> element or in a <g> tag. This prop defaults to true, and renders an svg. VictoryChart will set standalone={false} on all of its children.

default: standalone={true}


The scale prop determines which scales your chart should use. This prop can be given as a string specifying a supported scale (“linear”, “time”, “log”, “sqrt”), or as an object with scales specified for x and y. VictoryChart controls the scale prop of its children. For “time” scales, data points should be Date objects or getTime() ints.

examples: scale="time", scale={{x: "linear", y: "log"}}

default: scale="linear"


The domain prop describes the range of data the component will include. This prop can be given as a array of the minimum and maximum expected values of the data or as an object that specifies separate arrays for x and y. If this prop is not provided, a domain will be calculated based on data and other information from all of its children. VictoryChart controls the domain prop of all its children.

examples: domain={[-1, 1]} domain={{x: [0, 100], y: [0, 1]}}


The domainPadding prop specifies a number of pixels of padding to add the beginning or end of a domain. This prop is useful for explicitly spacing data elements farther from the beginning or end of a domain to prevent axis crowding. When given as a single number, domainPadding will be applied to the upper and lower bound of both the x and y domains. This prop may also be given as an object with numbers or two-element arrays specified for x and y. When specifying arrays for domainPadding, the first element of the array will specify the padding to be applied to domain minimum, and the second element will specify padding the be applied to domain maximum. VictoryChart controls the domainPadding prop of all its children.

examples: domainPadding={20}, domainPadding={{x: [20, 0]}}

note: Values supplied for domainPadding will be coerced so that padding a domain will never result in charts including an additonal quadrant. For example, if an original domain included only positive values, domainPadding will be coerced so that the resulted padded domain will not include negative values.


The containerComponent prop takes a component instance which will be used to create a container element for standalone charts. The new element created from the passed containerComponent will be provided with the following props: height, width, children (the chart itself) and style. If a containerComponent is not provided, the default VictoryContainer component will be used. VictoryContainer supports title and desc props, which are intended to add accessibility to Victory components. The more descriptive these props are, the more accessible your data will be for people using screen readers. These props may be set by passing them directly to the supplied component. By default, VictoryContainer renders a responsive svg using the viewBox attribute. To render a static container, set responsive={false} directly on the instance of VictoryContainer supplied via the containerComponent prop. VictoryContainer also renders a Portal element that may be used in conjunction with VictoryPortal to force components to render above other children.

examples: containerComponent={<VictoryContainer responsive={false} title="Chart of Q1 Profit/>}

default: containerComponent={<VictoryContainer/>}


The groupComponent prop takes a component instance which will be used to create group elements for use within container elements. This prop defaults to a <g> tag.

default: groupComponent={<g/>}


The animate prop specifies props for VictoryAnimation and VictoryTransition to use. The animate prop may be used to specify the duration, delay and easing of an animation. When an animate prop is provided, VictoryChart will set the animate props on all of its children to coordinate animations. The behavior of onEnter and onExit and onLoad transitions will still be defined by each child component unless these are explicitly modified, or overwritten with the animate prop.

examples: animate={{duration: 2000}}


VictoryChart uses the VictorySharedEvents wrapper to coordinate events between its children. The events prop takes an array of event objects. Event objects are composed of a target, an eventKey, a childName and eventHandlers. Targets may be any valid style namespace for a given component, so “data” and “labels” are valid targets for this components like VictoryBar. eventKey may be given as a single value, or as an array of values to specify individual targets. If eventKey is not specified, the given eventHandlers will be attached to all elements of the specified target type. The childName property may be given as a string or an array of strings to target multiple children. The eventHandlers object should be given as an object whose keys are standard event names (i.e. onClick) and whose values are event callbacks. The return value of an event handler is used to modify elemnts. The return value should be given as an object or an array of objects with optional target, childName and eventKey keys for specifying the element(s) to be modified, and a mutation key whose value is a function. The target and eventKey keys will default to those corresponding to the element the event handler was attached to. The mutation function will be called with the calculated props for each element that should be modified (i.e. a bar label), and the object returned from the mutation function will override the props of that element via object assignment.


    childName: ["area-1", "area-2"],
    target: "data",
    eventHandlers: {
      onClick: () => {
        return [
            childName: ["area-3", "area-4"],
            target: "data",
            mutation: (props) => {
              const fill = props.style.fill;
              return fill === "gold" ? null : {style: {fill: "gold"}};
            callback: () => {
              console.log("I happen after setState");
    <VictoryArea name="area-1"
      data={[{x: "a", y: 2}, {x: "b", y: 3}, {x: "c", y: 5}]}
    <VictoryArea name="area-2"
      data={[{x: "a", y: 1}, {x: "b", y: 4}, {x: "c", y: 5}]}
    <VictoryArea name="area-3"
      data={[{x: "a", y: 3}, {x: "b", y: 2}, {x: "c", y: 6}]}
    <VictoryArea name="area-4"
      data={[{x: "a", y: 2}, {x: "b", y: 3}, {x: "c", y: 3}